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Education Is Supposed To Make You Rich, Not Wealthy

by Simon Barnes - 2008

I read English language and literature, which doesn’t prepare you for any career whatsoever. It is, however, jolly interesting, being about absolutely everything you could ever want it to be about. And I have been thinking about the purpose of education rather a lot lately, since on Friday, to the amazement and amusement of my friends, especially those I knew at university, I am to be made an honorary doctor of letters by my alma mater, the University of Bristol.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 247-249
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22902, Date Accessed: 11/29/2021 9:33:01 PM

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  • Simon Barnes
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    Simon Barnes is the award-winning chief sportswriter at The Times (London). He also writes a Saturday column on wildlife. His 15 books include three novels and the best-selling How to Be a Bad Birdwatcher. This column was originally published in the (UK) Times Online on July 16, 2007. © The Times. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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